The ambition of the TRIPS project is to take practical steps to address and pre-empt discrimination of all citizens, who are disabled by barriers and challenges in urban transport.
By ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU and all Member States are committed to respect the rights of people with disabilities, including the right to mobility and independent living. In practice however, these rights have yet to materialise for disabled people in large parts of the EU, and today’s transport systems remain largely inaccessible.
As a consequence, people are disabled from accessing job opportunities, education, social and leisure activities and other services. This limits lifestyle choices, reinforces exclusion from local communities, and ultimately blocks people from participating in society as full and independent citizens.
TRIPS is coordinated by Eindhoven University of Technology.
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TRIPS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement no. 875588.